The Berkshire Yeomanry Museum

The Berkshire Yeomanry Museum was founded in 1978 and today contains a broad collection of Regimental artefacts covering the roles, arms and uniforms adopted by the Regiment since its beginnings in 1794. The collection also covers the Regimentís wartime activities during the Boer War, the First World War and the Second World War.

Included in the collection are some rare examples of early uniform including a bell-top shako from the Vale of White Horse troop, a recently restored Tarleton helmet and a range of different Albert helmets. The development of uniform over 200 years, from flamboyant early uniforms of scarlet and blue through the adoption of khaki to todayís camouflage pattern clothing, and the development of weapons and tactics of cavalry warfare, are demonstrated in the displays with actual examples and are further illustrated with photographs of the time and appropriate commentary.

The Museum is owned and funded by a small charitable Trust whose aims are the upholding of the traditions of the Berkshire Yeomanry, the perpetuating of the Regimentís deeds, and the care of the Regimental Museum collection. All Museum staff are voluntary.

The Museum is fully registered with the Museums, Archives and Libraries Council and meets the standards of operation required under the Registration Scheme.

The Museum is generally open on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm and visitors are welcome on any Tuesday, although it is always advisable to telephone in advance in case the Curator is unavailable for any reason. In addition the Museum can be opened at other times, particularly at weekends, by appointment.



How to get there:
From the M4 junction 6 - Follow the A322 towards Windsor. At the roundabout at the end of the dual carriagway take the A308 (Goslar Way) and at the second roundabout take the third exit (Bolton Way) Where this intersects Bolton Road you can see the TA Centre on your left

To visit the museum's MOD entry click HERE
Contact Details

Address:
Royal Berkshire Yeomanry Cavalry Museum
TA Centre,
88 Bolton Road,
Windsor,
SL4 3JG


Tel:
01753 860600

Fax:
01753 854946

Email:
andrewgfrench@hotmail.com

Curators:
Brig A P Verey and Capt A G French

Admission charges:
Adult: Free
Seniors: Free
Groups: By appointment
Children: Free
School Parties: By appointment
Others: By appointment


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